Why I HAD TO Live Missionally – Forge Dallas Missionary Residency

“What I believe is not what I say I believe, what I believe is what I do!” I’ve always loved this quote by Donald Miller author of Blue Like Jazz. And for me living missional HAD TO become more than just a trendy phrase in sprucing up my church’s mission statement.

But how? Sure I’d read most of the missional books. I’d gone to my share of conferences. I’d preached on it and done 6-week series on the art of neighboring. A spike on the radar screen, but then settling back into the familiar.

But then things changed for me. And it all began with engaging with an organization called Forge America www.forgeamereica.com and their local hub Forge Dallas www.forgedallas.org. Their five-month missionary residency gave me the hands on tools, coaching, and a cohort of other missional practitioners who too were living as missionaries in the places where they were already doing life. My life changed!

For me missional living has now become more than a fad or a short lived sermon series. And four years later, I’ve not looked back. Along with my wife Sharon, we are now living out the calling of Jesus, “…as the Father has sent me, so send I you”.

The Forge Dallas 2018 Missionary Residency kicks off on January 20, 2018. I’d like to invite you to consider becoming a missionary resident. A series of meet and greets over coffee to answer questions and talk about the residency are happening on Tuesday evening, December 19th and Sunday afternoon, January 7th. More information can be found at this link – Meet and Greets

If God is speaking to you, I’d love to talk!

Jim

Director – Forge Dallas and Executive Director – Loving Community

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